FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was expected to retire in the coming months, is stepping down, according to multiple reports.
A career civil servant who was appointed deputy director in 2016, McCabe has been a frequent target of Republicans alleging systemic bias against President Trump at the top tiers of the bureau.
McCabe oversaw the controversial investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The GOP has accused him of a conflict of interest in that case because his wife accepted nearly $500,000 in political donations from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe in a state legislature bid that predated the investigation.
McCabe has weathered one of the most controversial periods in the FBI’s history, as Republicans have continued to argue that the bureau inappropriately tried to tip the scale in Clinton’s favor in the 2016 presidential election.